Cruising aboard a traditional Turkish wooden gulet is a unique experience.
Most gulet cruises start from Bodrum in Turkey and you then spend a week cruising the magnificent Turkish coastline. The gulet cruise is a holiday of relaxation as you sail into hidden coves and deserted bays. There are many ports of call and you will visit small offshore islands, busy harbours, sleepy villages and deserted coves where you can swim in calm water with a back drop of stunning scenery.
Global Holidays offers a large choice of gulet cruise off the Turkish coast. Call us for a quote on 0845 299 4450.
Gulets are traditional wooden sailing ships offering a choice of onboard accommodation – from super luxury sailing yachts available for your exclusive private charter to great value cabin charters. Our cruises sail for just a few hours each morning and arrive at a new place every day – so you have more time to see the many sights, enjoy remote beach’s and warm turquoise seas. The and experienced crew (Captain, chef, steward, deckhand) provide their guests on our gulet chartering, with a very attentive and personalized service, and serving good quality Mediterranean style meals.
At Global Holidays we have many gulet cruises that we can offer you. Our Bodrum based Carian Cruise ventures into the Gulf of Gokova with its many enchanting anchorages and forgotten communities.The Marmaris-based Lycian Cruise explores the many isolated coves of Fethiye Bay, and offers optional extra trips to the Dalyan Mud Baths or the famous beach of Olu Deniz.Whichever cruise you choose, you will enjoy the companionship of your fellow guests, swimming in turquoise waters, sunbathing and trying various water sports on the way. You may even get a school of dolphins keeping the gulet company. Either cruise is as relaxing or energetic as you choose to make it.
Your home for the week is a traditional Turkish wooden yacht or ‘gulet’, powered by either strong winds or an inboard engine. Each gulet boasts 6 to 10 wood-panelled cabins with either a double bed or a bunk bed arrangement. You need not worry about sharing facilities as each cabin comes with its own bathroom comprising a WC, washbasin and shower.The front deck or ‘bow’ of each of our gulets are fitted with comfy sunbeds for the ultimate in sunbathing.
The stern houses a canopied deck for relaxing in the shade, while the mid-section of the vessel has an indoor lounge and bar area. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in a comfortable cushioned dining area at the stern. Meals are prepared onboard using fresh ingredients cooked by the crew and they will often barbecue fish caught on the cruise!Your captain of the ‘gulet’ will be a master sailor, certified by the Ministry of Turkish Maritime Operations. He is likely to be a salty old sea-dog, but is usually also an outstanding host to his guests. He will do everything in his power to ensure your cruise runs as smoothly as possible.
Food onboard a gulet cruise
All the cruises are sold on a full board basis which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, even when this is not mentioned in the itineraries. Drinks are not included, but there’s a well stocked bar on board and you can settle your bar tab before you disembark at the end of the week. If you are booking the whole boat you can upgrade to All Inclusive, which includes all your drinks.
Take a look at the video below for a feel on what it’s like on a Turkish gulet cruise or call Global Holidays for great prices and choices on a gulet cruise.